This week on the show, we talk about vegan egg creams and enchiladas and eat vegan drumsticks!
We got a voicemail!
This week, @kelpnoodles on Instagram sent us a voice message. She said:
Not that I want your son to cry! But I was envisioning a whole scene circa something close to on South Park where everyone's hysterical, and cars are flipping over and catching on fire.
But! I'm glad you watched Search Party, too, because I binged it, loved it, and the soundtracks are amazing.
What a great voicemail! If you want to send us a voice message, you can send it via Instagram, like @kelpnoodles did, or record a voice memo on your phone and email it to [email protected]
We drank vegan egg creams!
The kid is deep into Encyclopedia Brown at the moment, and in one of the mysteries, they talk about egg creams. So, of course, he wanted to try an egg cream.
Y'all, this is a total nostalgia drink for me. I grew up in South Florida, where there were delis around every corner, and I loved a chocolate egg cream.
Egg creams may have contained eggs at one time, but they typically don't anymore, probably because of salmonella. To make my child his very first egg cream, this is what I did:
- Combine 1 cup creamy oat milk with a generous amount of chocolate syrup. You want this chocolate milk you are making to be very dark. Stir that up well.
- Top off the glass with seltzer water, and stir one more time to combine.
Boom. Vegan egg cream. The kid loved it, and it tasted just like the chocolate egg creams of my childhood.
Dave was not a fan. Egg creams aren't for everyone! They are definitely for me. And the child. And maybe for you!
Slutty Vegan Owner, Pinky Cole, won an award!
This week's Talkin' To-News item is about one of our favorite Atlanta vegan business owners, Pinky Cole. We've talked about how great Pinky Cole is before, and now Forbes has recognized her greatness.
Plant Based News reports:
Owner of Slutty Vegan Pinky Cole has made Forbes Women Of The Next 1,000 list.
The initiative highlights ‘small-scale superachievers defying the odds’. It also showcases ‘self-funded shops and pre-revenue startups’ with under $10 million in revenue or funding.
Cole made the list due to her philanthropy work – conducted through her organization The Pinky Cole Foundation.
So well deserved. We love Pinky Cole!
It was a big week for Slutty V. Not only did Cole win an award, but she opened her new vegan bar here in Atlanta. Dave and I had just watched part of the launch party on Instagram Live right before recording.
We ate vegan enchiladas!
The kid recently started to accept corn tortillas as a food option, so I jumped on the chance to bring enchiladas into our lives!
I started him out with my black bean and sweet potato enchiladas, but I used bagged vegan cheese instead of the cashew cream. Because baby steps.
He loved them, but Dave hates sweet potatoes, so next time I made them with broccoli instead. This time, though, I used the cashew cream topping, and they were a hit!
The filling definitely needed work. I used frozen broccoli, which was terrible. And Dave says he wants it to be "less like burrito filling, and more like one thing"? Once I nail that down, I'll report back.
All Vegetarian Vegan Drumsticks review
We ordered these vegan drumsticks back when I placed the big GTFO It's Vegan order for the Vegan Zeastar Salmon. Dave and I love a wing, and we've been looking for a particular flavor and texture of drumsticks for ages.
Green Sprout, a vegan Chinese food restaurant here in Atlanta, used to have the best vegan drumsticks. They had a wooden dowel for the "bone," and the texture and flavor were just super on point.
Then, they must have changed suppliers, because their wings are different now. There's no "bone," and the texture is mushy.
These All Vegetarian drumsticks were our latest attempt to find those drumsticks we had been missing.
Instead of a dowel, they use a piece of sugarcane for the bone.
I thought the flavor of these was great and I dug the texture. It wasn't quite as good to me as those Green Sprout drumsticks, but it hit the spot.
Dave, though, was not a fan. He was a lot more critical of the texture. The Green Sprout vegan drumsticks had more of a "skin" on them, which these All Vegetarian drumsticks were lacking.
I agree that they didn't have that super firm outside, but I didn't miss that part of the experience as much as Dave did.
We are a house divided on these drumsticks, so our quest continues!
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